second beast for my Lost World-type games is a Woolly rhinoceros. It was made alongside Megatherium, so it has came mostly like it - too thin and with fish-eyes. Still, I have learned alot regarding sculpting its hair. What I did with both, was cover it in putty and then score it. I guess this approach would work for Megatherium, to stimulate its short hair, but with woolly animals, it would be better to work from bottom up in strips, overlapping previous set. While this would take few days instead of few minutes, it would greatly help with the overall looks of the model in the end. If you look close enough, you can see later added putty on rhino's belly, to see what I mean.
Personally, I am even more proud of this one compared to Megatherium, but even here, I had quite some trouble finding art I'd like - one would think it's appearance would be straight forward, but it never is. Here, I have came across Elasmotherium, a mountain sized beast! It is low on my list of interesting animals (sculpting wise), but it can't cease to amaze me just how huge those animals were.
In game of Strange Aeons, woolly rhino will be my substitute for triceratops and that is about all the explanation needed, hehe.
I do have one question for you guys...there is a certain scenario in a book, where you steal dinosaur eggs and every now and then enraged momma dino comes stampeding through the table. Now, rhinoceros would be perfect for the stampeding part, but I have no idea what I would want to substitute eggs for? And don't tell me baby rhinos, too cute, too cute!
I was thinking simply using eggs of other birds, while stampedo would still be done by rhino...I guess territorial animals wouldn't like some weird apes running around their area.
Thanks for looking,